ERIC Number: EJ235074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Kinetic Theory Derivation of the Adiabatic Law for Ideal Gases.
Sobel, Michael I.
American Journal of Physics, v48 n10 p877-78 Oct 1980
Discusses how the adiabatic law for ideal gases can be derived from the assumption of a Maxwell-Boltzmann (or any other) distribution of velocities--in contrast to the usual derivations from thermodynamics alone, and the higher-order effect that leads to one-body viscosity. An elementary derivation of the adiabatic law is given. (Author/DS)
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